Call for Chapter Proposals “A Manager’s Guide to Creating a Flourishing Workplace: Strategies for Fostering Wellness in Libraries”

About the Book A Manager's Guide to Creating a Flourishing Workplace: Strategies for Fostering Wellness in Libraries will be edited by Bobbi L. Newman and published by ALA Editions. This book is a comprehensive guide that offers practical strategies and insights for library managers to foster holistic wellness among their staff. This book goes beyond … Continue reading Call for Chapter Proposals “A Manager’s Guide to Creating a Flourishing Workplace: Strategies for Fostering Wellness in Libraries”

“Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal

It was so great to see this review of the book in Library Journal. I'm especially happy that they acknowledged Twanna Hodge's contribution. You can get your copy here. Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries. ALA Editions. Aug. 2022. 104p. ISBN 9780838937914. pap. $49.99. PRO MEDIA Author Newman (community engagement; Univ. of … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal

Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023

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When I first thought about writing a weekly post with links related to health and wellness I envisioned sort of an annotated biography where I shared some thoughts on how and why the links were important to wellness at work. And maybe selecting a theme for each week. Perfect is the enemy of the good. … Continue reading Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023

“Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries” Booklist Webinar Recording

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This week I presented on the book for an ALA Booklist webinar. If you follow me on social media you know I have some on going brain fog from long COVID. Because of that I opted to record my presentation ahead of time. I used Canva presentations for the first time. I found creating the … Continue reading “Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries” Booklist Webinar Recording

Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

A copy of the book "Fostering Wellness in the Workplace" on distressed wood with some lavender next to it.

I am excited to share that the book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out. It seems far longer than two and half years since we signed the contract the beginning of March 2020. The vision for what the book would be was changed greatly by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

Unfortunately, I did not make it to ALA to give these presentations in person. A canceled flight and the overall situation with the airlines and airports meant I felt lucky to get home. I may present these as a webinar later this year for ALA-APA, but I thought I would share them now.  I was … Continue reading ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management